Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe sites among WA heritage projects to receive funding

Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe sites among WA heritage projects to receive funding

ICONIC Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe sites are among 28 Western Australian heritage projects to receive funding under the 2016-17 heritage grants Program.

St Columba’s Church (1909) and Hall in Peppermint Grove will receive $100,000.

The Hall, built in 1896, was the first place of worship in Peppermint Grove and housed the original Cottesloe school.

Belvedere, in Cottesloe, has been granted $58,326.

Built in 1897 it is “a fine example of summer homes built in the area”.

The State Government encourages private property owners to play a big role in preserving and revitalising heritage buildings and places, noting that some of WA’s most important heritage places are private ownership.

To help support the maintenance of heritage values, the State Government’s Heritage Grants Program provides a total of almost $1.3 million a year, with dollar-for-dollar funding of up to $100,000 to private owners for urgent conservation works or documentation to help plan future works.

13 metropolitan and 15 regional projects will receive heritage grants for the 2016-17 financial year.

Owners are required to match funds for the projects, which translates into almost $3 million in conservation works around the State.

Since the program’s inception in 1997, 745 heritage projects had received grants totalling more than $18 million.